"The 17-piece orchestra has few distinctive soloists (other than the pianist/leader)..."
"This outing by Jaki Byard's big band The Apollo Stompers does not quite live up to its potential. The 17-piece orchestra has few distinctive soloists (other than the pianist/leader) and all of the performances (which include three medleys) are quite brief; also the two vocals by Byard's daughters are just so-so. The real reason to acquire this admittedly spirited set is for the occasional (and always notable) piano solos." (source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)
(Original Vinyl LP also available)
|Jaki Byard And The Apollo Stompers
|Dec 31, 1985